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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
2 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF FAIRIES., Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by.  (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.)
3 Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by. (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.) THE BOOK OF FAIRIES.
HarperCollins 2000 0688108814 / 9780688108816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. "In stories, songs, and poems, fairies have lived tantalizingly close to human folk for centuries. Unpredictable and elusive, they've brought luck and done harm, while people have longed for a glimpse of their magical world. In his illustrations for this rich and varied collection, Michael Hague, one of America's most beloved painters of fantasy, create a fabled world that belongs to the fairies." Contents: 'Lock-out Time' by J.M. Barrie; 'Thumbelina' by Hans Christian Andersen; 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti; 'The Flower-Babies' by M. Wallace-Dunlop and M. Rivett-Carnac; 'Fairer-than-a-Fairy' by Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force; 'The Goodwife's Midnight Labors' retold by Elizabeth Grierson; 'The Brownie o' Ferne-Den' retold by Virginia Haviland; 'The Fairies' by William Allingham; More about Fairies; Notes. Very small bump to three corners, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small shallow dents on rear panel and one on the front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL:  PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP., Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds.  (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._
4 Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds. (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._ GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL: PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2001. 
60 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155125056X "This collection of (31) essays by Canadian Forces officers, as well as prominent Canadian authors and scholars, expresses the unique Canadian experience and outlook in regard to th e changing nature of leadership in the armed forces. Specifically, the book examines generalship from a number of perspectives such as the historical experience, the nature of higher command, recent operations, civilian-military relations, i n c l u d i n g the interface with the media, and the functional roles and responsiblities of generalship." Fine/Fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL:  PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP., Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds.  (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._
5 Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds. (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._ GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL: PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2001. 
560 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1551250608 "This collection of (31) essays by Canadian Forces officers, as well as prominent Canadian authors and scholars, expresses the unique Canadian experience and outlook in regard to the changing nature of leadership in the armed forces. Specifically, the book examines generalship from a number of perspectives such as the historical experience, the nature of higher command, recent operations, civilian-military relations, including the interface wi th the media, and the functional roles and responsiblities of generalship." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE.  BEING THE HISTORY OF HIS PECULIAR LIFE AT HOME AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES IN FOREIGN PARTS., Lofting, Hugh.  Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack.  Afterword by Peter Glassman.
6 Lofting, Hugh. Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack. Afterword by Peter Glassman. THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE. BEING THE HISTORY OF HIS PECULIAR LIFE AT HOME AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES IN FOREIGN PARTS.
New York Books of Wonder / William Morrow 1997 0688140017 / 9780688140014 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Michael Hague. 
157 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Doctor Dolittle prefers the company of animals and after he learns to speak to them with the assistance of Polynesia the parrot, he becomes world famous. "Then one day a swallow brings word that the monkeys of Africa are ill, and only the doctor who talks with animals can save them. Together, Doctor Dolittle and his friends must sail across the sea, battle a band of cut-throat pirates, flee across a gorge on a bridge made of acrobatic apes, and convince the king of the beasts that even he must help an animal in need." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock, page leaves 61 & 62 have small crease at top corner, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Macleish, William H. OIL AND WATER: THE STRUGGLE FOR GEORGES BANK.
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1985 0871130076 / 9780871130075 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Georges Bank, 20,000 square miles of turbulent shoal water off Nantucket, is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, its depths populated by cod, haddock, flatfish, and scallops. Until recently it was a gathering place for immense fishing trawlers of all nations. Then the Bank also became a bone of contention for explorers in oil, pitting the great multinational companies against one another, to say nothing of federal and state governments, jostling for their share of offshore oil revenues. Georges has long been the subject of dispute between the United States and Canada, and in the fall of 1984 the International Court of Justice in the Hague awarded a large portion of the Bank to Canada. Oil-lease sales were scheduled - and cancelled. Fishermen protested to their political representatives, who protested to their governments. Over the storm-lashed and fecund waters of Georges Bank, William MacLeish has travelled many times - by trawler, by helicopter, by scientific research vessel, by airplane, and by scallop boat. His pages bring us the scientists, the fishing people, politicians, lawyers, and oilmen connected with Georges Bank." Book is slightly cocked, has minor soiling on top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small light scuff marks, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD:  REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
8 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD: REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll 1996 1884718183 / 9781884718182 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
175 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the 'Holmes and Watson' of antiquarian books. After the (Second World War), Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian book-selling world, went to Europe to buy old books. (This book) glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian bookselling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader." Very small area of slight surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped; has fading to color on spine, rear hinge and at top edge; small corner crease on rear flap; light wrinkling at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NETHERLANDS:  A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
9 Sitwell, Sacheverell. THE NETHERLANDS: A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.
London B.T. Batsford Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge orange. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, b&w and colour plates, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Introduction; Dutch Water Towns (Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leyden, Utrecht); Amsterdam (Churches, Canals, Houses, and their Interiors); Villages of the Waterland (Broek, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Monnikendam, Edam, Volendam, Marken); The Hague and the Work of Daniel Marot; Noord Holland (Haarlem, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik); Friesland (Costume, Towns and Villages, Religious Sects); Two Excursions: Sunday at Staphorst / Weekday at Spakenburg; Dutch Gardens; Cornelis Troost and his Times; Zeeland (The Islands of Walcheren, Noord and Zuid Beveland, Schouwen and Tholen, Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, Over Flakkee and Voorne; Index. Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has square clip at top of front flap - price is present; very light browning to spine, flap-folds, and some edges; very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA:  HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION., Snell, James G. & Vaughan, Frederick.
10 Snell, James G. & Vaughan, Frederick. THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA: HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION.
Toronto Osgoode Society / University of Toronto Press 1985 0802034179 / 9780802034175 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
319pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/red boards with black lettering on spine/front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations. "(T)races the development of the Supreme Court of Canada from its establishment in the earliest days following Confederation, through its attainment of independence from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1949, to the adoption of the Constitution Act, 1982. The authors describe the politics of the judicial appointments and document the internal struggles and tensions between justices. Central to the story is the attitude of successive federal governments to the need for a strong and intellectually vibrant court. Until 1982 the Supreme Court of Canada played a minor role in the history of the Canadian political structure. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has thrust new responsibility on the Court, and as those responsibilities are increasingly exercised in the years ahead the Court will become a major participant in our national life. This book explores the foundation on which that participation will be built." Minor edge wear, very small erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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